Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

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Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Office sign.JPG
Recreation Area office sign in Salida.
Map showing the location of Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
LocationChaffee / Fremont / Lake / Pueblo counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest citySalida, CO
Coordinates38°32′16″N 105°59′33″W / 38.53778°N 105.99250°W / 38.53778; -105.99250Coordinates: 38°32′16″N 105°59′33″W / 38.53778°N 105.99250°W / 38.53778; -105.99250
Area6,193 acres (25.06 km2)
Governing bodyColorado Parks and Wildlife

The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) is one of the United States' most popular locations for whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Arkansas River. There is a total of 150 miles of water[1] that extends from Leadville, Colorado to Pueblo, Colorado and contains many different classes of rapids ranging from Class II-V rapids.[2][3] Activities within the area include Bicycle Trails, Fishing Guide Service, Hiking/Nature Trails, Horseback Riding Trails, National Forest, Nature Experience, Nature Preserve, Nature Tours, River Raft Trips, Scenic Highway/Byway, Ski/Snowboard Area, State Park, Water Park, Water Recreation.[4]


  1. ^ Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Colorado State Parks
  2. ^ Nchpad : Ncpad Home
  3. ^ "Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area". Archived from the original on 13 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ Colorado Things to Do, Attractions & Official Colorado Travel Guide |